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Showcase 17

SHOWCASE #17

Cover Date: November-December 1958
Cover Price: $0.10
Publication Date: 1958-09-18

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Cover Credits:
Art: Gil Kane


Story: "Secret of the Eternal City!" (15 Pages)

Credits:

PlotGardner Fox, Edmond Hamilton
StoryGardner Fox
PencilsMike Sekowsky
InksFrank Giacoia, Joe Giella
LetteringGaspar Saladino
EditingJulius Schwartz

Feature Character(s):

Adam Strange (first appearance)

Supporting Character(s):

Alanna (first chronological appearance; Sardath's daughter)
Sardath (first chronological appearance; leading scientist of Ranagar)

Villain(s):

Eternals (an alien race; first appearance)

Other Character(s):

Citizens of Kamorak (first appearance of all)
Scientists of Samakand (first appearance of all)

Location(s):

Earth:
Caramanga (an ancient Incan city in the Peruvian Andes)
Rann (first appearance)
Kamorak (first appearance)
Ranagar (first appearance)
Samakand (first appearance)

Story Reprinted in:

Secret Origins Giant #1 (Summer 1961)
Strange Adventures #217 (March-April 1969)
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster) (October 1980)
Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (1992)
Secret Origins Replica Edition #1 (1998)
Adam Strange Archives #1 ([February] 2004)
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange #1 ([August] 2007)
Showcase Presents: Showcase #1 ([July] 2012)


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Second Story: "The Planet and the Pendulum!" (10 Pages)

Credits:

PlotGardner Fox, Edmond Hamilton
StoryGardner Fox
PencilsMike Sekowsky
InksFrank Giacoia, Joe Giella
EditingJulius Schwartz

Feature Character(s):

Adam Strange (first wears his famous Rannian costume)

Supporting Character(s):

Alanna
Sardath

Villain(s):

Morleens (an alien race; in spaceships only; first appearance)
Zoorans (inhabitants of Yardana, Rann; first appearance)

Other Character(s):

inhabitants of New Ranagar (first appearance)
an Australian bushman (first appearance)

Location(s):

Earth:
somewhere in Australia
Off the Malayan coast, south of Singapore
Anthorann (first appearance)
New Ranagar (first appearance)
Rann:
Yardana (first appearance)
Morleen (first mentioned)

Comment(s):

This story starts approximately 62 days, 16 minutes and 5 seconds after the end of the first story.

Story Reprinted in:

Strange Adventures #218 (May-June 1969)
Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (1992)
Adam Strange Archives #1 ([February] 2004)
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange #1 ([August] 2007)
Showcase Presents: Showcase #1 ([July] 2012)
Mysteries of Love in Space #1/8‎‎ (March 2019)


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